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    Filtering Reference Planes

    Perhaps I am missing something, but is there a way to filter a reference plane? I usually do not use them, but most people at my company just love to use them and not delete them when done, so they are all over. So I would like to filter out mine so that is all I see...?

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    I think you can assign ref planes to a scope box.
    Try associating all but your RP's to a scope box and turn that box off in your view. It might work???

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    Be careful, some of the RP's could be cut lines and such. If you delete them, the cut disappears with it.
    Just make sure they are for reference only.

    You could just turn them off in your VG.

    Actually, you could create a new view, and turn off everything but the RP's in that view if you wanted.

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    OFFICE STANDARD.....

    If you create a reference plane and want it to remain in the drawing give it an name, otherwise anyone has the right to delete it.
    BTW, you should clean up after yourself when you create reference planes.

    Patrick
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    I completely agree with each of these dzatto and Patrick. I really did not want to delete any of the RP's because of the very reason with them being a host or something similar. I really just wanted to hide. I understand that I can turn them off in VG, but I want to see mine but nobody else so VG would turn them all off. We have reference planes all over the place!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    OFFICE STANDARD.....

    If you create a reference plane and want it to remain in the drawing give it an name, otherwise anyone has the right to delete it.
    BTW, you should clean up after yourself when you create reference planes.

    Patrick
    That's my policy too: no name = byebye..

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    Ohh, just see yours and nobody elses. I don't think there is a way to do that, but it would be nice! Wish list item maybe?

    Looks like I need to be more diligent about naming my reference planes. That's one nice thing about being the only Revit user in the office. I can do what I want. lol

    I didn't even know it was safe to delete RP's that nothing was attached to for the longest time. Maybe you should let everyone know when it's okay to delete them. They may just not realize it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Ohh, just see yours and nobody elses. I don't think there is a way to do that, but it would be nice! Wish list item maybe?

    Looks like I need to be more diligent about naming my reference planes. That's one nice thing about being the only Revit user in the office. I can do what I want. lol
    You can filter views and other detail items...why not reference planes? I am all for that. Shouldn't be too difficult of an add to allow RP's to be filtered. Wish list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Ohh, just see yours and nobody elses. I don't think there is a way to do that, but it would be nice! Wish list item maybe?

    Looks like I need to be more diligent about naming my reference planes. That's one nice thing about being the only Revit user in the office. I can do what I want. lol
    No, there's no way to do this. A refplane is a refplane, sorry. You can't even do this using Phases or something because they exist through all phases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdoherty0102 View Post
    Perhaps I am missing something, but is there a way to filter a reference plane? I usually do not use them, but most people at my company just love to use them and not delete them when done, so they are all over. So I would like to filter out mine so that is all I see...?
    Are you trying to filter just the one reference plane or a number of them?

    You could temporarily hide the individual reference planes that are yours, then hide the rest - painful if you have put a number of ref planes into the project.

    If the reference plane(s) you are trying to isolate are named reference planes there is a way to locate them using the element I.D (I posted this on my blog http://revitst.blogspot.com/2010/07/...ork-plane.html)

    You can also add reference planes to filters (you could create a new filter for named and un-named ref planes, or for ref planes that host steel and ref planes that host concrete, etc..) This would have to be set up from the start of the project though... To make life simple!

    If this was in place, you could control the visibility of the reference planes in each filter very easily through the VG overrides.

    Filtering Reference Planes-ref-planes-filter.jpg

    In short, there is no simple way to filter ref planes once a project is underway, but if the processes are in place from the start, this is something that can be achieved
    Last edited by G Jowett; January 17th, 2011 at 04:17 PM.

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